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Mr. Driller

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Arcade
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PlayStation
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Description

Mr. Driller's world has been covered with mysterious blocks. Armed with only a mighty drill, you'll have to dig your way down to safety before his air supply runs out!

Mr. Driller is a real-time puzzle game that relies solely on quick-thinking and a bit of planning. Gameplay is a combination of Tetris and Boulder Dash: You have to drill down through multi-colored blocks to reach the bottom while avoiding the consequences of reckless drilling (blocks may fall on you and crush you).

Screenshots

Mr. Driller Game Boy Color I died.
Mr. Driller Game Boy Color Enter name for high score.
Mr. Driller Windows Our hero, Mr. Driller. The black bars on the sides are what you get if you choose to play in 640x480 mode. You'd think they would've invested in some kind of pattern or something.
Mr. Driller PlayStation It's best to avoid drilling in the brown blocks. They give you -20% air right away if you break them.

Alternate Titles

  • "ミスタードリラー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

How could ANYONE pass up this game?? PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (1816)

The Press Says

Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Jun 30, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Game Boy Color Aug 07, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Gaming Entertainment Monthly PlayStation Sep, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Aug, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet PlayStation Oct, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Vortex Game Boy Color 2000 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Playmag PlayStation Oct, 2000 12 out of 20 60
IGN Game Boy Color Aug 10, 2000 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jan 25, 2011 C 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Mr. Driller appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Sequel

Mr. Driller spawned a Japan only sequel, called Mr. Driller GREAT! The biggest differences included multiple player characters, a new Story Mode, and enhanced and tighter gameplay.

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